|Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks at a press conference after the closing meeting of the first session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 17, 2013. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Vice Premiers Zhang Gaoli, Liu Yandong, Wang Yang and Ma Kai met the press and answered questions here on Sunday. (Xinhua/Chen Jianli)|
BEIJING, March 17 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Sunday he hopes trade between China and Russia would increase rapidly from the current level of about 80 billion U.S. dollars a year.
Both China and Russia should work on making their bilateral trade double, quadruple and even more in coming years, Li said at a press conference after the annual session of the national legislature concluded Sunday morning.
Li said a sound relationship between China and Russia would be conducive to peace and stability in Asia Pacific and also the world.